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AGREAT
DESIGNERIS
CONSTANTLY
LEARNING.
Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned
itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach.
Designersarelearners...
AGREAT
DESIGNERIS
CONSTANTLY
LEARNING.
Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned
itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach.
Designersarelearners...
MARILYNFRANK
ARTDIRECTOR
“DESIGNANDBUSINESS
ARETIGHTLYLINKED
TOGETHER.”
AGREAT
DESIGNERIS
CONSTANTLY
LEARNING.
Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned
itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach.
Designersarelearners...
AGREATDESIGNER
FINDSINSPIRATION
(JUSTABOUT)
EVERYWHERE.
FFrom popcultureanddailydesign
blogstoantiqueshopsandvintage
packa...
MARKSCHNEIDER
SENIORCREATIVE
DIRECTOR
“ICAN’TSTOPTHINKING
ABOUTDESIGN.”
ALLISONGRANT
SOCIALMEDIA
COORDINATOR
“IFINDINSPIRATIONOUT
INNATURE.IHAVETO
DISCONNECT&REFRESHMY
BRAINFROMTIMETOTIME.”
MARILYNFRANK
ARTDIRECTOR
“MAINTAINYOURABILITYTO PLAY.
SEEINGTHEWORLDTHROUGH
CHILDRENISSO EYE-OPENING.”
AGREATPIECE
OFDESIGNKEEPS
ONCREATING.
Thebeautyinatrulywell-designed
pieceisthewayitcreatessomething
withintheaudience.
MARILYNFRANK
ARTDIRECTOR
STACYGOEBEL
SOCIALMEDIA
MANAGER
“AGREATPIECE
OFDESIGNLEADS
MESOMEWHERE.”
AGREATDESIGNER
DOESN’TQUIT
(EVENWHENIT’S
NOTEASY).
Designisn’tallinspirationandbeauty.
Sometimesyouhavetogrityour
teethand...
SHANNONLEE
CREATIVE
DIRECTOR
“AGREATPIECEOFDESIGN
TOOKALOTLONGER
THANYOUTHINK!”
BECKYGUTSELL
SENIORDESIGNER
“DON’TGIVEUP,
BUTDON’TEXPECT
ITTOBEEASY.”
TOMBRADLEY
EXPERIENCE
DIRECTOR
“IWISHIHADKNOWN
THATITISOKTOFAIL!
IT’SGONNAHAPPEN.”
JOHNPFLEEGER
DESIGNER
“THEREWILLALWAYS
BEDEADLINESAND
DISTRACTIONS.”
AGREATDESIGNER
KNOWSYOUONLY
WINWHENTHE
TEAMWINS.
Thebeautyofworkingwithina
creativeteam isthateachmember
contributessometh...
“BERESPECTFULANDKIND.
ITDOESN’TMATTERHOW GOOD
OFADESIGNERYOUARE—NO
ONELIKESAJERK!”
BECKYGUTSELL
SENIORDESIGNER
TOMBRADLEY
EXPERIENCE
DIRECTOR
“ALWAYSLISTEN.WELCOME
CRITICISM.ALWAYSDO WHAT
YOUSAYYOUWILLDO.”
STACYGOEBEL
SOCIALMEDIA
MANAGER
“ILOVETHETHOUGHTTHATYOU
AREMOSTLIKETHE5PEOPLE
YOUCHOOSETO BEAROUND.”
SHAREWITHA
BEGINNING
DESIGNER!
Deal with It! 16 Advice Cards for Beginning Designers
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Deal with It! 16 Advice Cards for Beginning Designers

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Have you ever arrived somewhere and instantly been overwhelmed by the talent in the room?

During my first few weeks at StudioNorth, I found my coworkers’ talent and dedication to excellence inspirational—and slightly nerve-wracking.

But I realized everyone here was in my shoes once. We all started from somewhere, and I was curious about the journey to design greatness. So I handed out these cards to gather the creative team’s thoughts on design, inspiration, what it takes to be successful.

Here’s what they had to say:

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Deal with It! 16 Advice Cards for Beginning Designers

  1. 1. AGREAT DESIGNERIS CONSTANTLY LEARNING. Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach. Designersarelearnersbynature.
  2. 2. AGREAT DESIGNERIS CONSTANTLY LEARNING. Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach. Designersarelearnersbynature. ANNE RICHARDSON DIGITALART DIRECTOR “YOUWILLGETBETTER& BETTER.ASKQUESTIONS. BECURIOUS.”
  3. 3. MARILYNFRANK ARTDIRECTOR “DESIGNANDBUSINESS ARETIGHTLYLINKED TOGETHER.”
  4. 4. AGREAT DESIGNERIS CONSTANTLY LEARNING. Justbecauseyouhaven’tlearned itityetdoesn’tmeanit’soutofreach. Designersarelearnersbynature. INNA ZILBERMAN DESIGNER “IWOULDHAVETOBE ANEXPERTINPROGRAMS IHAVEN’TLEARNEDYET.”
  5. 5. AGREATDESIGNER FINDSINSPIRATION (JUSTABOUT) EVERYWHERE. FFrom popcultureanddailydesign blogstoantiqueshopsandvintage packaging,greatdesignerscontinually translatetheworldaroundthem into new andexcitingideas.
  6. 6. MARKSCHNEIDER SENIORCREATIVE DIRECTOR “ICAN’TSTOPTHINKING ABOUTDESIGN.”
  7. 7. ALLISONGRANT SOCIALMEDIA COORDINATOR “IFINDINSPIRATIONOUT INNATURE.IHAVETO DISCONNECT&REFRESHMY BRAINFROMTIMETOTIME.”
  8. 8. MARILYNFRANK ARTDIRECTOR “MAINTAINYOURABILITYTO PLAY. SEEINGTHEWORLDTHROUGH CHILDRENISSO EYE-OPENING.”
  9. 9. AGREATPIECE OFDESIGNKEEPS ONCREATING. Thebeautyinatrulywell-designed pieceisthewayitcreatessomething withintheaudience.
  10. 10. MARILYNFRANK ARTDIRECTOR
  11. 11. STACYGOEBEL SOCIALMEDIA MANAGER “AGREATPIECE OFDESIGNLEADS MESOMEWHERE.”
  12. 12. AGREATDESIGNER DOESN’TQUIT (EVENWHENIT’S NOTEASY). Designisn’tallinspirationandbeauty. Sometimesyouhavetogrityour teethandgetmessy.
  13. 13. SHANNONLEE CREATIVE DIRECTOR “AGREATPIECEOFDESIGN TOOKALOTLONGER THANYOUTHINK!”
  14. 14. BECKYGUTSELL SENIORDESIGNER “DON’TGIVEUP, BUTDON’TEXPECT ITTOBEEASY.”
  15. 15. TOMBRADLEY EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR “IWISHIHADKNOWN THATITISOKTOFAIL! IT’SGONNAHAPPEN.”
  16. 16. JOHNPFLEEGER DESIGNER “THEREWILLALWAYS BEDEADLINESAND DISTRACTIONS.”
  17. 17. AGREATDESIGNER KNOWSYOUONLY WINWHENTHE TEAMWINS. Thebeautyofworkingwithina creativeteam isthateachmember contributessomethingunique.When aateam functionscorrectly,everyone’s workboostseveryoneelse’s.
  18. 18. “BERESPECTFULANDKIND. ITDOESN’TMATTERHOW GOOD OFADESIGNERYOUARE—NO ONELIKESAJERK!” BECKYGUTSELL SENIORDESIGNER
  19. 19. TOMBRADLEY EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR “ALWAYSLISTEN.WELCOME CRITICISM.ALWAYSDO WHAT YOUSAYYOUWILLDO.”
  20. 20. STACYGOEBEL SOCIALMEDIA MANAGER “ILOVETHETHOUGHTTHATYOU AREMOSTLIKETHE5PEOPLE YOUCHOOSETO BEAROUND.”
  21. 21. SHAREWITHA BEGINNING DESIGNER!

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